The second-leg of the Carabao™ Cup semi-finals take place this week, as the world waits with baited breath to find out who’ll have the honour to be beaten handsomely by Manchester City in the first showpiece final of the 2019/20 season. Despite the endless protestations that the League Cup is a dead competition that no-one […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Doncaster Shadow’ with Below The Top League
Welcome back to Losing My Favourite Game, the feature that takes all the joy from the experience of football fandom, casts it to one side, and zones in on the pain, anguish and suffering instead. Every week this season, we’ll be publishing stories from a host of voices across the world of football and beyond, with each […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘And The Drought Goes On’ with Jasmine Baba
On a weekend that Sky Sports optimistically billed ‘Rivalry Weekend’, all twenty Premier League sides were in action ahead of FA Cup Quarter Finals and International fixtures that provide the last break in the season before the final run-in. For a handful of sides, this weekend’s fixtures were crucial to securing the psychological advantage of […]Read More Signal Thirtieth. Premier League Week 30 Review.
With the transfer window now closed, the Premier League returned to normal service this weekend, with plenty of managers undoubtedly experiencing that sinking feeling you get when you come home from the shops and realise you’ve forgotten to pick something up. Antonio Conte probably meant to get some stationery so he could draft his letter […]Read More Comrade’s Twenty-Sixth. Premier League Week 26 Review.
When you’re fed up of rolling the same bit of dry old turkey around your gums for the third day in a row, when your blood gravy content is 0.5, when you’ve got trifle coming out of your ears, when you’ve had quite enough trying to explain to your parents that demonising the poor is […]Read More Twentieth Century Fox. Premier League Week 20 Review.
The 2017/18 season celebrates 25 years of the Premier League. To mark the occasion we’ll be taking a look at some of the more off-kilter moments from each season. This time out we’re looking at the 1997/98 season, and a bald eagle is nesting at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace’s return to the Premier League in […]Read More PL25: The Bald Eagle Has Landed (1997/98)
The final knockings of British Summertime are upon us. The leaves have turned from green to brown, the sky from blue to grey. The nights are drawing in and the mornings have become misty. Boiler repair companies up and down the country are gearing themselves up for their busiest time of the year, as the […]Read More Sixth Avenue. Premier League Week 6 Review.
This week’s international break has seen Mexico and Japan qualify for the 2018 World Cup, joining hosts Russia alongside Brazil and Iran. With teams across the world coming to the business end of the qualification process, the final set of AFC round three fixtures take place on Tuesday. Australia and Saudi Arabia are both vying […]Read More The Road From Damascus
Just as on the first day of Britsh summer – when you go out and buy yourself a barbecue, cut the grass, put up the nationalistic bunting, fill your fridge with meat and beer, blast out your favourite obnoxious music, stick on your £2 Ray-Bon sunglasses, and start ringing round all your mates to get […]Read More The Second Coming. Premier League Week Two Review